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Cobe Cup1579 viewsThis photo, found on a postcard, comes through the courtesy of Gregory Jankosek and Richard Schmal. The caption under the photo reads:
No. 10 winner of Cobe Cup Race, June 19, 1909, Buick Car, Chevrolet - driver.
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(27 votes)
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Crown Point Brewing Company2467 viewsThe Crown Brewing Company, incorporated in 1895, brewed and bottled beer at their location on West Goldsborough in Crown Point for 15 years. They moved to Hammond in 1910 partly due to an environmental problem caused by draining the hops into Beaver Dam Ditch. Part of the building is still standing. (Photo courtesy of Margaret Stanley.) 33333
(73 votes)
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Lake County Courthouse 18792459 viewsLake County Courthouse 1879
Crown Point has had four court houses. The first two were log buildings and have disappeared from history and largely from memory. The third [above] was a frame building erected in 1849. Its dimensions were large for the day -- 67x37, and 27 feet high. There were three rooms, one for the court, one for the sheriffs, and the jury room. Its architect, George Earl, was allowed $15.00 for drawing the plans. The total cost was $10,000. Our artist shows a good view of the setting of buildings connected with it. The one on the left was used for the recorder and the clerk. The one on the right was used for the auditorship and county treasury. This office was blown up by malfeasants who sought to rob it of the $60,000 it contained at the time, money stored there for the erection of the new and present court house. The building was wrecked, but the money was saved. In 1879 the present fine stone court house [below] was erected. What thrilling stories of misdemeanors and crimes, of stern prosecution and eloquent defense, of learned exposition, and shrewd application of law, and of stirring debates where lives or fortunes were at stake, these court house walls could tell, if ashes and stones could relate sixty years of history which they have witnessed!
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(31 votes)
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Lake County Courthouse 19064499 viewsPictures and information were found in the Souvenir Album of Lake County, 1906 at the Lowell Public Library

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(26 votes)
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Cobe Cup Race 19092210 viewsCobe Cup race that ran in 1909 in Crown Point, Lowell and Cedar Lake. The winner of the event was none other than Louis Chevrolet in his "Buick". One of the racers in front of St. Mary's Church in Crown Point.22222
(78 votes)
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Old Car on Square2023 viewsHayward Photography Studio, well known throughout Lake County, located on North Main Street just north of the courthouse square. (Notice the wood sidewalks.) 22222
(64 votes)
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Dillenger2137 views22222
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Crown Point Post Office2039 viewsReady to begin construction of the Crown Point Post Office - March 1935. (Photo courtesy of the Crown Point Postmaster.) 22222
(65 votes)
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Cobe Cup Race1802 viewsThis map shows the route of the 1909 Cobe Trophy Race, a total of 23.37 miles from Crown Point to Cedar Lake and on to Lowell, then back to Crown Point via Indiana 55, the old "Nine-Mile-Stretch," so named at the time of the big race. National Guard soldiers were stationed at over 40 spots along the route. Nine telegraph stations were well-spaced along the raceway and relayed news about the race to spectators in the grandstands. Two corners shown on the east side of Lowell are now the Lowell cemetery road. 22222
(25 votes)
     
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